Award-winning musician Nyamari Ongegu who is popularly known as Nyashinski, on Wednesday, September 15, appealed to well-wishers to assist him raise ksh10 million meant to cater for his sister-in-law’s medical bills.
Nyanshinski, who is known for releasing a number of hits since he jetted back to Kenya after staying in the US for close to two decades said that his family needed finances to help her sister-in-law, Janet Karoney, undergo treatment for a rare blood condition.
The musician, who married his longtime fiance Zia Bett in 2019, further revealed that Karoney was suffering from the blood disorder known as Sebere Aplastic Anaemia.
The condition according to doctors who spoke to K24 Digital said was serious because it was caused by the bone marrow stopping to produce enough blood.
The best treatment for such a condition is undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
“Unfortunately, this cannot be done in Kenya as there is no hospital that provides the service and we have to ensure that she leaves the country to seek medical attention,” the musician said.
“We are appealing for funds as her family and friends to help get her treatment she urgently needs,” he said.
He also said that the family was ready to receive any amount from well-wishers as he said that they were aware that the current economic state was wanting due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Majority of his colleagues in the music industry came out to stand with the family as they wished the patient quick recovery and assured Nyashinski that they will support them.